Post by Mark Griffin on Oct 26, 2019 5:33:17 GMT 12
My Interpretation of fine art photography for aviation
Fine art is about an idea, a message, or an emotion. The artist has something that they want to have conveyed in their work, for me its the idea and emotion, give the image life without just being another aircraft pic. Bring unique and uniformity to my style of processing / editing for this subject.
If you could give feed back on this style of photography please, be ruthless .
Post by johnnyfalcon on Oct 26, 2019 7:43:17 GMT 12
I particularly like the images that reveal only the shape not the identity of the airframe eg. the Beechcraft and Ryan. In my opinion, aeroplane shapes are evocative art. Less (detail) is more. Allowing the simplicity of the form take centre stage of attention without its individual identity makes it more suggestive. Identification is specific and draws my mind to where and when, rather than just what it is.
I'm not so sure about the strong focal area boundaries. I think I'd prefer softer edges to them, but I'm being Mr Picky.
Are any for sale? If so, do you have a portfolio to view? Great talent.
Possibility the one distractor for me is the prop blurring. In real life if you see an aircraft fying as depicted in each photo, the propeller blades are almost invisible to the naked eye. a little less definition on the props would make the pic better. The Ryan and Expeditor are examples of what I would consider the correct blade presentation
Post by Mark Griffin on Oct 26, 2019 17:41:32 GMT 12
Thanks for the reply's gents, great feedback, very much appreciated, Johnnyfalcon I only have my flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/150723850@N07/ and post on facebook NZ Photography site as this is only a hobby to get out of the house If there is something you like I will send you the file, no charge, you can then decide if you want to print or not.
A small quibble, but the US Navy designation for the Vought Corsair should be written WITHOUT being lengthened by a hyphen - it is just F4U. Also the designation (3TM) for the twin Beech (Beech 18) is quite unknown to me - any clues as to what 3TM means? Oh, and the art is VERY impressive too! David D
Well, a check of Wikipedia shows that the Beech Expeditor 3TM designation is a postwar (1950s) RCAF contrivance invented to confuse old fogies like me! Don't think the RAF had anything to do with it, apart from the original Expeditor name of course. Dave D